Pune, Aug 1 (PTI) At least 76 workers of a firm in Chakan area of Pune district have tested positive for coronavirus, a health official said on Saturday.

The firm had, on its own, sent swab samples of around 900 employees for testing two days ago, he said.

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"So far it has received results of around 750 samples and at least76 employees have been found to have contracted the infection," said Dr Baliram Gadave, Tehsil Health Officer, Khed.

He visited the company on Saturday and gave necessary instructions, he added.

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The district administration has asked the firms in the Chakan MIDC area not to allow the employees who live in containment zones to report for work at present, he said

"We have also asked the firms to check pulse oxygen saturation of every employeevising the company premises and make the (coronavirus) test mandatory for those whose oxygen level is below 95 per cent," he added. PTI SPK KRK KRK 08012214 NNNNde in a previous period by people known to us,” Yurchenko said in a statement.

“World Athletics unfortunately is refusing to take into account the economic and epidemiological situation and the damage which has been wrought by the pandemic in Russia and the wider world," he said Thursday.

The fine was imposed in March over a case involving allegedly forged medical documents to give an athlete an alibi for not being available for drug testing, under Yurchenko's predecessor Dmitry Shlyakhtin.

On behalf of the federation, Yurchenko in March admitted charges that it broke anti-doping rules in that case. Disciplinary charges filed against Shlyakhtin and six other people by the Athletics Integrity Unit remain unresolved.

When World Athletics issued the fine in March, Yurchenko pledged that the federation, known as RusAF, would make every effort to pay. He later said it could not afford the payments.

RusAF itself has been under suspension from World Athletics since 2015 over widespread doping. That forces its athletes to register for neutral status to compete outside their home country. (AP)

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